Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Cardio and Fries Don’t Go

Well, this morning Ryan and I hit the gym for a great workout!

I did a cardio blasting circuit workout to start to burn off some of those dessert and vino calories last night (they were SO worth it though!). Here’s what I did:

15 minutes cycling on hill mode

15 minutes jogging on the treadmill at 5.5 speed

15 minutes on the elliptical

=45 minute cardio workout

I was going to do some weights as well but plan on going to another BodyPump class tomorrow night so I skipped them today. After our workout, we headed to one of Vero’s classic lunch joints so Ryan could experience a true “bobby’s burger”


Bobby’s is just a really old school local’s place on the beach. They serve lunch and dinner and then at night, the bar is pretty popular. I ordered the Shrimp Skewer Salad with honey mustard dressing on the side:


For being just a typical “bar-salad”, it was amazing and I finished the entire thing (obvi)! The only problem was that I wanted more shrimp! Whatever they were marinated in was awesome and then they were grilled to perfection. I definitely did not need all this salad dressing though—I just drizzled it on.

Ryan ordered the very famous “bobby’s burger”:


The fries were thin, crispy and TO DIE FOR and I quickly became a ravenous beast and attacked them:


Eventually, THIS had to happen so I wouldn’t eat the entire plate (Ryan doesn’t really like fries):


See?? I have zero self control! Sometimes I just have to ruin the fries so I won’t continue to stuff my face, which just felt wrong after such a great workout. Ryan thought this was funny.

Ryan has to leave in an hour so I better go spend some quality football time with him now. When he leaves I’m hitting the grocery store for a few essentials (I’m going home Thursday after work so I don’t need much) and then coming back, doing bible study and cleaning up a bit to get ready for this short week!

See you soon!

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  • Shannon
    November 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Those fries look so crispy and delicious! I would have done the same thing!

  • caitlin
    November 23, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    omggg those french fries look delicious.. i have to pour water/salt on the remains of my restaurant plates as well!
    unrelatedly, you should check out this really fun blog i stumbled upon lately: yummy recipes, good stories, beautiful photography:


  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    November 23, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Good fries are worth it! And I think ruining them IS a sign of self-control! I’d just let myself keep eating. 🙂

  • Samantha
    November 23, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    HaHa, ruin the fries! That’s a good idea.

    I know how you feel. I splurged last night after dinner and ordered a killer dessert. I ate about half and the waitress came over to ask if I wanted a box. I polited responded with a “No thank you” but in my head I was thinking “TAKE IT AWAY FROM ME!!”

  • caitlin
    November 23, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    hahahah i have been known to sabatoge food as well. it looks like you and ryan are having a great weekend! 🙂 i’m so happy for you two. i love love!

  • Victoria
    November 23, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    HA! That make me chuckle because I have to do the same thing, only sometimes I can’t even force myself to ruin the food, so I have to make my husband destroy it for me.

  • VeggieGirl
    November 23, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Haha, glad you enjoyed those fries 😀

    Have fun for the rest of the day!!

  • rebecca
    November 23, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Ugh, I know what you mean! I have zero control when it comes to french fries

  • Shelby
    November 23, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    haha I always give the rest of my food to someone else or I do the same thing. it works!

  • Mariposa
    November 23, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    HA i’ve done the same thing, i love fries.. i probably would have picked around the mustard.. lol

  • Mara
    November 23, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Is it bad that I would’ve eaten the fries even with the dressing all over them?!

  • Amanda
    November 23, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    I have to do the same thing 🙂 Though if I’m at a restaurant with a paper napkin, the simple act of covering the plate with it some how gets me to stop… I still know it’s there, but there’s something about not seeing it that helps my self control.

  • Nellie
    November 23, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    oh my goodness, those fries!!!! one of my friends pours a packet of artificial sweetener on top of whatever’s left so that she doesn’t eat it. i’m not sure the dressing would have stopped me!

  • Erica
    November 23, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Great workout! And oh, the shrimp look delicious…I love grilled shrimp! But, the burger and fries look scrumptious, too!! I would’ve had to do the same thing to the fries. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has to do that sometimes! Ha! What a great Sunday for you guys!

  • Tamara
    November 23, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Jenna, I meant to thank you for that Splenda web site you sent me last week . . . very interesting stuff. Thanks! I have about 5 – 10 packets a day, so I may need to reconsider. Hope you had a nice weekend!

  • Little Black Dress
    November 23, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I indulged in some fries yesterday, and I just told myself I was going to finish them off and I did! Glad you enjoyed them!

    PS- how can Ryan not like fries? I don’t really understand 🙂

  • Joanna
    November 23, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    sometimes ruining the food is the only way to stop eating it!!! i’ve done it too, but i usually throw it in the trash or put in down the garbage disposal.

  • BethT
    November 23, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    How can Ryan NOT like fries??!?! :p

    Also, Jenna, have you seen or tried the other seasonal Clif bar – the pumpkin spice one? Got one today to try…

  • jenna
    November 23, 2008 at 6:40 pm


    Who know? He’s weird. I want to try it but can’t find it here! I will have to go to Whole Foods next weekend when I’m home and scout it out…is it amazing??!!

  • BethT
    November 23, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    I haven’t tried it yet but will report… ;D

  • Becci
    November 23, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    How funny! I do that “food ruining” trick too! My family thinks I am crazy for it, but whatever works…… right 🙂

  • runjess
    November 24, 2008 at 10:16 am

    I always secretly hope that my boyfriend will order fries so I can steal a few.